Biology of Ticks, Volume 1
Oxford University Press, 1991 - Science - 447 pages
This is the first volume of a two-volume work on the basic biology, ecology, disease transmission and control of ticks. Ticks are parasitic insects that infect cattle, birds and people. The health and economic consequences of ticks are so considerable that most land- grant universities have tick laboratories associated with their entomology departments. In addition, state and federal health officials are concerned with disease transmission by ticks. This first volume covers the anatomy, functional morphology, physiology, reproduction, development and ecology of ticks. The descriptions are comprehensive and fully up-to-date. Entomologists, and in particular tick specialists (acarologists), as well as public health officials, will find this work of interest. It will also be extremely useful to advanced students beginning research in these fields. Volume 2 will focus on ticks and disease, with sections on immunological response to tick parasitism, and the control of ticks and disease.
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Corona : A field of tiny denticles at the anterior end of the hypostome . Coxae :
The basal segment of each leg that articulates with the body and to which body
muscles attach . The leg coxae are only slightly movable . Crenelations : Small ...
The hypostome is separated from the chelicerae in ixodids by a membrane and
in argasids by the labrum , neither of which is visible externally . The chelicerae ,
situated on the dorsal side of the capitulum , protrude beyond the basis capituli ...
Hypostome . Redrawn and relabeled after Kemp et al . ( 1982 ) , with permission
from Pergamon Press . basis capituli ( Figs 7 . 1 - 7 . 6 ) . The capitulum ( =
gnathosoma in other acarines ) is anterior and prominent in ixodid ticks , visible
in any ...
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This is a great book dealing with ticks biology. There are a lot of experiments which have been used elaborately about these strange animals. Information about tick Pheromones are very interesting. The knowledge and understanding of the content of this book will be useful for better control of this blood feeding animals forever.
EVOLUTION AND SYSTEMATIC RELATIONSHIPS OF TICKS
ECOLOGY OF NONNIDICOLOUS TICKS
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